Show rundown for 4/2/2008

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Zimbabwe Update

The main opposition party in Zimbabwe claims victory over longtime President Robert Mugabe in Saturday's election, even though full results have not officially come out. The government has previously warned that it would consider a premature announcement of victory to be a coup attempt. Guest: Scott Baldauf of The Christian Science Monitor.

Martin Luther King

Friday is the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. A new book says King's life has been distorted by his death. Listen to a provacative conversation with Michael Eric Dyson, author of, "April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Junior's Death and How It Changed America."

Training for Beijing

World-record holding marathoner Haile Gabreselassie has dropped out of the Olympics marathon because of air quality. We talk to U.S. team trainer, Dr. David Martin and U.S. bronze medalist and Olympic hopeful, Deena Kastor, about training for Beijing.

Internet Hoaxes

Have you heard about the new Google TV site? As an early tester of the site, you will be able to watch all the latest television shows online and at no cost. Sound too good to be true? Well it is. But this is one of the most popular Internet hoaxes making the rounds these days. We speak to John Brandon, who wrote about the proliferation of internet hoaxes for Computerworld.

Listener Letters

We peruse our e-mail folder, mailbag and voice mail to air listener comments on some of our recent coverage.

Iceland Food Fest

The North Atlantic island nation of Iceland is famous for its dramatic landscape, natural geysers and warm spring lagoons. It also has some of the world's most peculiar culinary dishes.

This program aired on April 2, 2008.

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